Board of Trustees
Place I | term 2017-2020
Pete RusekMr. Pete Rusek has been a Board member since 1996, serving as Board President since 2004. He is currently an attorney and shareholder with Sheehy, Lovelace, and Mayfield, P.C. He serves as a member of the Westside Rotary Club and on the Heart of Texas Goodwill Board. Pete and his wife, Robbie, have five Midway graduates and stay active supporting Midway extracurricular activities.
Place II | term 2017-2020
Susan VickMs. Susan Vick is Board Secretary. She joined the Board in 2011. She is the mother of four Midway alumnae. She serves on the Cameron Park Zoological & Botanical Society Board of Directors, and volunteers with the Waco Cotton Palace Pageant. Vick is an active member of the Kappa Alpha Theta Alumni Association, St. Pauls’ Episcopal Church and has served on the board for Fidelity Bank of Texas and Strasburger Enterprises, Inc. Vick is a graduate of Baylor University.Place III | term 2018-2021
Tom PagelMr. Tom Pagel is Vice President of the Board, and joined in 2006. He is a principal in Dunlap & Pagel Builders, LLC – a residential construction and development company. He serves as chairman of the Board of Chapter Advisors for the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity at Baylor University and is a member of the First United Methodist Church of Waco. Mr. Pagel retired as President of Nashua Label Products in 2006. He and his wife, Suzi, have two sons, both Midway graduates. Mr. Pagel is a graduate of Baylor University.
Place IV | term 2018-2021
Brad AlfordMr. Brad Alford joined the MISD Board of Trustees as a member in 2018. He is president of Alford Construction and past president of the Heart of Texas Home Builders Association (HOTBA). He currently serves on boards for the Central Texas YMCA, Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce, and HOTBA. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University. Mr. Alford and his wife Robin have three Midway graduates and one currently enrolled student. The Alfords are members of First United Methodist Church of Waco.Place V | 2019-2022
Pam WattsMrs. Pam Watts joined the board in 2016. She is a writer, speaker and full-time “booster mom.” She and her husband Brent have four children, all of whom have attended Midway schools since kindergarten. Two are Midway graduates and two are currently enrolled in the district. Since 2000, Mrs. Watts has been an active Midway volunteer at the classroom, campus and district level, serving in organizations such as PTA, booster clubs, and district and community advisory committees. She is the co-founder and administrator of the online community Mothers of Midway, and a coordinator for the Midway chapter of Moms in Prayer International. The Watts are active members of Harris Creek Baptist Church.
Place VI | term 2019-2022
Andy Popejoy, M.D.Dr. Andy Popejoy, MHS Class of 1994, joined the school board in May 2019. He is an Emergency Medicine physician at Premier ER and he is married to Pediatrician Dr. Vicki Popejoy. They have four children spanning grades from elementary through middle school. The Popejoy family actively attends First Woodway Baptist Church. Andy Popejoy serves on the Incommons Bank Board of Directors and the Cameron Park Zoological & Botanical Society Board of Directors.Place VII | term 2019-2022
Rick TullisMr. Rick Tullis joined the board in 2013. As President of Capstone Mechanical, Mr. Tullis has been active in supporting Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) initiatives, including the Greater Waco Advanced Manufacturing Academy. His community involvement includes coaching youth sports, serving as President of the Waco Business League, Board of Directors for the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Greater Waco Sports Commission, the Baylor School of Engineering Board of Advocates, and co-chairing the TriWaco triathlon. Mr. Tullis and his wife, Elizabeth, have four children-- two Midway alumni and two current Midway students.